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       captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description


       captoinfo [tic-option] [file ...]

       captoinfo -V


       captoinfo translates terminal descriptions.  It looks in each given
       text file for termcap entries and, for each one found, writes an
       equivalent terminfo description to the standard output stream.  termcap
       tc capabilities translate to terminfo "use" capabilities.

       If no files are specified, captoinfo interprets the content of the
       environment variable TERMCAP as a file name, and extracts only the
       entry for the terminal named in the environment variable TERM from it.
       If the environment variable TERMCAP is not set, captoinfo reads

       This utility is implemented as a link to tic(1M), with the latter's -I
       option implied.  You can use other tic options such as -1, -f, -v, -w,
       and -x.  The -V option reports the version of ncurses associated with
       this program and exits with a successful status.

   Translations from Nonstandard Capabilities
       captoinfo translates some obsolete, nonstandard capabilities into
       standard (SVr4/XSI Curses) terminfo capabilities.  It issues a
       diagnostic to the standard error stream for each, inviting the user to
       check that it has not mistakenly translated an unknown or mistyped
       capability name.

              Obsolete   Standard    Origin      terminfo capability
                 BO         mr        AT&T      enter_reverse_mode
                 CI         vi        AT&T      cursor_invisible
                 CV         ve        AT&T      cursor_normal
                 DS         mh        AT&T      enter_dim_mode
                 EE         me        AT&T      exit_attribute_mode
                 FE         LF        AT&T      label_on
                 FL         LO        AT&T      label_off
                 XS         mk        AT&T      enter_secure_mode
                 EN         @7        XENIX     key_end
                 GE         ae        XENIX     exit_alt_charset_mode
                 GS         as        XENIX     enter_alt_charset_mode
                 HM         kh        XENIX     key_home
                 LD         kL        XENIX     key_dl
                 PD         kN        XENIX     key_npage
                 PN         po        XENIX     prtr_off
                 PS         pf        XENIX     prtr_on
                 PU         kP        XENIX     key_ppage
                 RT         @8        XENIX     kent
                 UP         ku        XENIX     kcuu1
                 KA         k;      Tektronix   key_f10
                 KB         F1      Tektronix   key_f11
                 KC         F2      Tektronix   key_f12
                 KD         F3      Tektronix   key_f13
                 KE         F4      Tektronix   key_f14
                 KF         F5      Tektronix   key_f15
                 BC         Sb      Tektronix   set_background
                 FC         Sf      Tektronix   set_foreground
                 HS         mh        IRIX      enter_dim_mode

       XENIX termcap had a set of extension capabilities, corresponding to box
       drawing characters of CCSID ("code page") 437, as follows.

                      termcap Name            Graphic
                           G2        upper left corner
                           G3        lower left corner
                           G1        upper right corner
                           G4        lower right corner
                           GR        tee pointing right
                           GL        tee pointing left
                           GU        tee pointing up
                           GD        tee pointing down
                           GH        horizontal line
                           GV        vertical line
                           GC        intersection
                           G6        double upper left corner
                           G7        double lower left corner
                           G5        double upper right corner
                           G8        double lower right corner
                           Gr        double tee pointing right
                           Gr        double tee pointing left
                           Gu        double tee pointing up
                           Gd        double tee pointing down
                           Gh        double horizontal line
                           Gv        double vertical line
                           Gc        double intersection
                           GG        ACS magic cookie count

       captoinfo composes single-line capabilities into an acsc string, and
       discards GG and double-line capabilities with a warning diagnostic.

       IBM's AIX has a terminfo facility descended from SVr1 terminfo, but
       which is incompatible with the SVr4 format.  captoinfo translates the
       following AIX extensions.

                                     IBM    XSI
                                    ksel    kslt
                                    kbtab   kcbt
                                    font0   s0ds
                                    font1   s1ds
                                    font2   s2ds
                                    font3   s3ds

       Additionally, this program translates the AIX box1 capability to an
       acsc string.

       The HP-UX terminfo library supports two nonstandard terminfo
       capabilities, meml (memory lock) and memu (memory unlock).  captoinfo
       discards these with a warning message.


              default termcap terminal capability database


       X/Open Curses, Issue 7 (2009) describes tic briefly, but omits this

       SVr4 systems provide captoinfo as a separate application from tic.  Its
       -v option does not accept a trace level argument n; repeat -v n times

       NetBSD does not provide this application.


       Eric S. Raymond <> and
       Thomas E. Dickey <>


       infocmp(1M), tic(1M), curses(3X), terminfo(5)

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